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Poem

Jules Deelder

Social circles

Recently some
joker yet
again held a
pressure hose
close to his
colleague’s behind.
This guy died
almost immediately
from a burst intestine

Augustinus, head
of the technical
department, offered
the family a free-
standing floor
lamp on behalf
of the staff.
The dead man
was also far from
unknown in
social circles and

clubs. He took part
in the Four Days
Marches many a
time (Just strolling
along was how he
met his wife)

Verenigingsleven

Verenigingsleven

Onlangs hield
een grappenmaker
weer eens een pers­
luchtslang tegen
het achterwerk van e
en collega. Vrijwel
op slag vond deze
de dood door een
gescheurde darm.

Augustinus, chef
technische dienst,
bood de nabestaan­
den namens het per­
soneel een staande
schemerlamp aan.
Ook in 't verenigings­
leven was de over­
ledene geen onbe-

kende. Vele malen
liep hij mee in de V
ierdaagse. (Al lo­
pende leerde hij
z’n vrouw kennen)
Close

Social circles

Recently some
joker yet
again held a
pressure hose
close to his
colleague’s behind.
This guy died
almost immediately
from a burst intestine

Augustinus, head
of the technical
department, offered
the family a free-
standing floor
lamp on behalf
of the staff.
The dead man
was also far from
unknown in
social circles and

clubs. He took part
in the Four Days
Marches many a
time (Just strolling
along was how he
met his wife)

Social circles

Recently some
joker yet
again held a
pressure hose
close to his
colleague’s behind.
This guy died
almost immediately
from a burst intestine

Augustinus, head
of the technical
department, offered
the family a free-
standing floor
lamp on behalf
of the staff.
The dead man
was also far from
unknown in
social circles and

clubs. He took part
in the Four Days
Marches many a
time (Just strolling
along was how he
met his wife)
Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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